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Medical Fascism in the Lancet

Medical Fascism in the Lancet

by Dr David Bell & Domini Gordon | Medical ethics are about protecting society from medical malfeasance and the self-interest of the humans whom we trust to manage health. It is therefore disturbing when prominent people, in a prominent journal, tear up the concept of medical ethics and human rights norms.

Lancet, COVID-19, and the modeling of fallacy

Lancet, COVID-19, and the modeling of fallacy

Honesty in medical publishing, meaning publication on the basis of transparent rigorous review and impartiality, is of particular importance to medicine and public health. The outcomes of such publications contribute to saving or killing people.

The Catastrophic Harms of Expert Opinion Could Have Been Greatly Mitigated: Here’s How

The Catastrophic Harms of Expert Opinion Could Have Been Greatly Mitigated: Here’s How

by Dr David Thunder | If a class of experts with privileged access to policymakers goes badly wrong in its judgments, this may inflict significant harms on those affected by the policies and behaviour they recommend. However, the harms inflicted by official experts during the pandemic could have been hugely mitigated if expert advice had been given a more modest and humble role in the political process, and if expert committees had incorporated a much wider range of expert opinion.

Here’s Why a WHO-Led Pandemic Treaty is a Terrible Idea

Here’s Why a WHO-Led Pandemic Treaty is a Terrible Idea

by Dr David Thunder | The World Health Organization has proposed that the international community negotiate and eventually ratify an international “accord” or “treaty” that would effectively consolidate the position of the WHO as the pre-eminent public authority responsible for guiding and coordinating international pandemic responses.

A picture tells a thousand words: or does it?

A picture tells a thousand words: or does it?

The USA has taken a central role in attempting to drive changes to streamline and make more enforceable a WHO-led centralized response to future pandemics. It has to be asked whether they should be involved in public health planning at all.